Find an old locksmith who are best found in old villages or
back-streets. I was once quoted $25 each for key blanks for a 1967
Maserati Mistral because they were so scarce they said. I found
dozens of them in an 'well established' locksmith at 50 cents each
....and more could be ordered he said!!!!!
At 09:12 AM 10/23/2006, Bob Howard wrote:
> Pete Groh has made keys for my TD using original blanks and the # on my
>original key. I can't locate his contact info at this moment, but you
>can find him with internet search. He's a pleasant person to do business
> Rite Lock & Safe, Skokie, Il, 847-676-0046, advertises "keys made for
>old cars" in the MGB Driver. I don't know them; haven't ordered from
> At many hardware stores you may find a Curtis blank that will fit, but
>the problem one faces with hardware store keys is that they are copies of
>your old key, copies that copy the worn shape of your key. If the key
>maker can make a new key from factory punch codes it will be better than
>the one you have; in effect, it's a new master key for your car. He will
>need from you the letters & numbers on the key or lock cylinder.
>On Sun, 22 Oct 2006 08:48:05 -0500 Robert Guinness <email@example.com>
> > I have a 1961 MGA 1600 (actually made in Jan.'60 by the body #). I
> > need to duplicate my key. Is there a readily available substitute
> > blank that can be used by an ordinary hardware store key maker, or do
> > have to buy a reproduction of the original MG key blank?
> > Thank you.
> > --
> > Robert Guinness